By Tom Knighton
Red flag laws really picked up steam following the Parkland massacre. For better or worse, people saw all the warning signs that the killer was giving off prior to committing that atrocity through the lens of hindsight and decided that we definitely needed to do something to prevent such a thing from happening again.
Nevermind that there were already rules in place that could have kept this individual from owning a firearm has the Broward County Sheriff’s Office had competent leadership. Nope. We needed a new law.
Well, a lot of places got one. Now, gun confiscations have drastically increased thanks to those new laws.
Courts are issuing an unprecedented number of orders to seize firearms from people they deem to be mentally ill or threats to others, following a rash of state-level legislation aimed at curbing mass shootings across the country.
Even as conservatives sound the alarm about potential Second Amendment violations, supporters — sometimes across party lines — say these “red flag” laws are among the most promising tools to reduce the nearly 40,000 suicides and homicides by firearm each year in the country.
“I think we’re seeing a building consensus in blue states …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms